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Baalbeck the suncity of the ancient world is the most important Roman site in the Middle East.
The site was originally Phoenician and dedicated to the God Baal, so the name Baalbeck.
The Greeks and the Romans called the city Heliopolis or City of the sun.
They dedicated the great temple to Jupiter, who was associated with Baal, the god of the sun.
The Bacchus temple was dedicated to Venus associated with Astarte, the chief female deity.
Baalbeck suffered with the passage of time. Its history disappeared in legend and its temples became unrecognisable through Byzantine and medieval additions, ravages of war, earthquakes and vandalism.
After restoration and removal of later additions the buildings of Baalbeck have again their original
Walking between the ruins you can't hardly imagine, how the temple complex really had looked like in the former... more travel advice
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